Community and Events
This is the first announcement of the official KDE Developer's
Conference 2003! The conference kicks off on Friday the 22nd of August and will take place at the Zamek
("Castle") in Nové Hrady (PDF) in the southern part of the Czech Republic in Central
Europe. Compared to previous KDE
conferences, this one will be bigger, in terms of number of
participants, scope and time. We will start with two days of
technical talks in at least two parallel tracks, and end with an
CeBIT 2003 kicks off tomorrow and as usual KDE will be present. The KDE team will be showcasing current developments scheduled for KDE 3.2, Rainer Endres will be giving a talk on KDE on the corporate desktop and Martin Konold will be presenting the latest and greatest on the KDE Kolab Groupware Solution.
The KDE Promo Team and kernel concepts are bringing you more shirts featuring your favourite desktop. The shirts are dark blue and feature an embroidered 4-color blue KDE gear about 5.5cm in size. They are available in polo shirt, t-shirt and girlie shirt versions. Polo shirts are especially targeted at KDE members who do public promotional work at expos and so on.
KDE-France will be holding a booth at Solutions Linux,
a Linux Show in Paris open from the 4th to the 6th
David Faure will give a conference Wednesday afternoon about KDE for the end
user. The KDE-France team will demonstrate KDE 3.1, sell KDE Goodies and a
brand new KDE Demo CD based on Knoppix. We will also
There are a lot of KDE developers out there that are students, inbetween jobs or otherwise deprived of monetary resources. Many of these folks overwork their underpowered computing setups to help bring you an outstanding Open Source desktop. There are also appreciative users that are willing to donate obsolete hardware to help the KDE project. In order to bring both parties together and thereby increase the productivity of these KDE developers, I have started the KDE Adopt-a-Geek program.
KDE team armed with Konqi, a laptop, some flyers, and a lot of enthusiam, was present at the HCC Dagen computer event in Netherlands November 22-24. We managed to garner a fair amount of attention for our favorite desktop as you can see from this photo report (click on the images for comments).
Shawn Gordon of
theKompany has found
a new and innovative way to support KDE development:
a new line of
KDE-themed merchandise has been made available and each month a random KDE developer will be awarded with the profits from the sale.